Universal Jbox Platform Enables Plug and Play MLPE Functionality For Any Solar Module
LOS GATOS, Calif., February 18, 2015 - Tigo Energy, the smart module market leader, today announced certification of its TS4 platform - the world's first universal Jbox solution. The TS4 platform enables module manufacturers and installers to standardize on a single Jbox design that can feature any number of Module Level Power Electronic (MLPE) capabilities (such as Rapid Shutdown Safety, monitoring etc.). This enables greater flexibility in system design and increased control over project budgets all while reducing inventory and labor costs compared with traditional solar PV installations.
TS4 platform has been designed to standardize the application of a wide range of MLPE capabilities to any PV Module. The TS4 platform is made up of a two-piece solution, the TS4 base (Jbox base), which is mounted to the solar module, and a TS4 cover, a plug-and-play MLPE which can easily be swapped in and out. TS4 is certified and is immediately available in 5 offerings: diodes, monitoring, safety, optimization, and longer strings. Installers and system owners utilizing the TS4 platform can choose which features are important for any given project or budget while using the same PV module.
The TS4 platform has been adopted by industry leading PV module partners. Modules equipped with Tigo's TS4 platform will be available from many vendors, seven (7) of which are on the list of the top ten (10) global PV module manufacturers. TS4-D (diodes) are the equivalent of traditional modules and is priced at current Jbox costs, therefore adding zero cost to TS4 equipped PV modules. TS4 based modules will ship at the end of Q1 2015.
"We are excited to introduce the TS4 platform, which is a natural extension of our strategy" said Zvi Alon, CEO of Tigo Energy. "Tigo's platform is already the most flexible in the world, working with all the major inverter and module manufacturers globally. The introduction of TS4 gives installers an even greater degree of control over what they want and need for any given project. Whether an installer wants safety and monitoring to meet NEC 2014 Rapid Shutdown requirements or optimization, or simply a traditional module that can be easily upgraded later in life, the TS4 platform can support them. This eliminates the need to buy any module that is not TS4 based."
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About Tigo Energy
Tigo Energy is the market leader in smart module technology for the solar industry. The Silicon Valley Company utilizes a patented technology to increase energy production, simplify design and installation, improve fire safety, and ensure the highest uptime and reliability with cloud-based monitoring. Tigo Energy's highly integrated solution is the first and most successful smart module solution in the industry.